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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
    The well-sculpted mummiform case with a falcon head, the face gilt, the details of the eyes, beak and facial markings in black, wearing a tripartite wig rimmed in yellow, the body black, standing on an integral plinth with a back pillar, preserving bitumen on the interior, some bitumen on the proper left side of the exterior of the bottom, dowels joining the top to the bottom
    18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION